Moving away from systemd with Devuan

A while ago, I was encouraging to give a try to systemd. Well, now I know better and decided to get away from this tool that clearly wants to replace many parts of my system at once. There are many articles about systemd, why it’s good and why it’s not. I kept on open mind of the topic, I tried systemd on many boxes. Some stuff just stopped to work, or did not work as I expected it to work. Maybe I’m clueless but I’m not alone. Point is with systemd, I’m able to do less and it takes me more time.

Now devuan is installable so I installed it already on two of my boxes. So far, no problem. I wonder how Devuan will cope with bugs reports and stuff in the long run.

The process is as simple as:

wget http://packages.devuan.org/devuan/pool/main/d/devuan-baseconf/devuan-baseconf_0.6.4%2bdevuan3_all.deb
# select ascii (= testing)
dpkg -i devuan-baseconf_0.6.4+devuan3_all.deb
cd /etc/apt/sources.list.d/
# comment  debian sources
nano sources.list
apt-get install devuan-keyring
apt-get update && apt-get upgrade
apt-get --purge remove systemd systemd-shim
dpkg --list | grep systemd
apt-get --purge remove libsystemd-journal0 libsystemd-login0
apt-get --purge autoremove
debfoster

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2 thoughts on “Moving away from systemd with Devuan

  1. Devuan track 90% of the Debian package, only change/touch those related to systemd, and added few newer like vdev and alternative to udev.. but its not the same case of other distros, due track almost all the packages except systemd related..
    two main technical differences: the init system, that gives to Devuan more performance; and the release cycle modernity, always behind; the rest its just copy/proxy of the Debian packages.
    In conclusion Devuan are most like Debian in old days.. you must know what youare doing. good for those that like performance.. but fails in support or solid as project.
    http://qgqlochekone.blogspot.com/2017/07/debian-vs-devuan-complete-guide-to.html

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